Regency Commerce

950 Goodrich Boulevard,
Commerce, CA 90022

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Regency Commerce CA

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I believe this is one of the last of the non-stadium style theaters in the Los Angeles area. It shows first-run films, many with Spanish subtitles, and is popular with Latino-Americans in the East LA greater area. It’s seen better days — is somewhat gone to seed although still quite visitable, and doesn’t draw the crowds it used to. It opened in 1977, and was operated by Pacific Theatres until May 2011, when Regency Theatres took over.

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shilo07
shilo07 on August 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

great theatre i saw robocop 2 and child’s play 2 there great theatre at a good price

JSittig1
JSittig1 on August 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Commerce opened in the Spring of 1980 as a four plex.

BradE41
BradE41 on May 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Regency has taken over this theatre as of now. It is newly posted on thier website.

jmarellano
jmarellano on May 11, 2011 at 2:31 am

From the looks of it, Pacific is still running it for the rest of the week. Regency takes over Friday.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

The Rivest website is being corrected to show it to open in 1977. The infomation that I had was not as accurate as it is now.

jsittig
jsittig on August 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Pacific’s Commerce Theatre opened as a fourplex on March 23, 1980. It was remodelled and expanded to a sevenplex opening on April 26, 1991. Today it is a 14 plex operated by Regency Theatres. The Commerce was the first new multiplex theatre designed and built in the United States to serve the Hispanic Community.

Logan5
Logan5 on October 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

“The Rocketeer” was presented at Pacific’s Commerce Theatres in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

MissAmanda
MissAmanda on March 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

The last time I was there (March 2016) they had torn the seats out of all the older “flat” auditoriums and were in the process of putting in new seats. If the two auditoriums where the process has been completed are any guide, the new seats will not be as comfortable as the old. The newer stadium-style auditoriums aren’t bad, but except for one or two they are on the smallish side. At least Regency seems to be trying to make a go of this theater, which is encouraging.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Correction of my 2011 post. Opened on March 23rd, 1980 Grand opening ads in photo section. No grand opening ad on April 26th, 1991.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 30, 2016 at 6:10 pm

23 de de marzo de, 1980 gran anuncio de apertura con Martínez Adalberto se puede encontrar en la sección de fotos de este cine.

March 28th, 1980 grand opening ad for the English language screens also in the photo section.

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